mental image

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Noun1.mental image - an iconic mental representationmental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
imagination image, thought-image - a mental image produced by the imagination
memory image - a mental image of something previously experienced
visual image, visualisation, visualization - a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
mental picture, picture, impression - a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
auditory image - a mental image that is similar to an auditory perception
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Another series of thoughts and mental images related to the life he longed to live now.
Fast and far as they had rattled and clattered along the iron track, they might just as well, as regarded Hepzibah's mental images, have been passing up and down Pyncheon Street.
"To combat the evil which sways the world..." Pierre repeated, and a mental image of his future activity in this direction rose in his mind.
He seemed continually to be trying to grasp some mental image which as constantly eluded him.
But on that high ground, which I will not dispute, you, like anyone else in such circumstances, you must have made for yourself a representation of that exceptional friend, a mental image of him, and--please tell me--you were not disappointed?"
Dennett (1969, Ch.VII) proposed the thesis that mental images are descriptional rather than pictorial.
Chapters 6-8 tackle three separate topics in the theory of imagery: indeterminacy, "qualia" in mental imagery, and the causal role of the representational content of mental images. An appendix offers (as an illustration of a claim computer programme that displays an image on a screen and rotates it.
For too many, it's a pejorative term that conjures up mental images of crack cocaine, drug dealers, poor people, ne'er-do-wells.
Mental images of inept accountants, oafish clothing-store clerks, and laughing tax auditors were ripped from the mottled bark and sprayed into oblivion.
Terms originally used synonymously to designate the power of conceiving and representing mental images of things not present to the senses.
The author examines spatial semantics and spatial cognition from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective, discussing the relationship between language, spatial relations, mental images, and environmental input.
Professor Lars Muckli, of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, who led the research, said that sounds create visual imagery, mental images, and automatic projections.